God: Stories

God: Stories

by C. Michael Curtis (Editor)

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In a fresh approach to an age-old discussion, an esteemed editor of the Atlantic Monthly collects twenty-five dazzling short stories by eminent writers about spiritual experiences of all sorts. With works by John Updike, Philip Roth, Louise Erdrich, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, Alice Munro, and more, God: Stories offers insight, solace, and pleasure not only to the faithful but to seekers—and to those who simply love fine stories. "Challenging the mind and exhilarating the soul . . . [this] rare and precious collection" (Susannah Heschel) explores the human dimensions of spirituality from the comic to the passionate, the skeptical to the mystical and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618387939
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Edition description: First Mariner Books Edition
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

C. Micheal Curtis, senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly, has edited three anthologies: American Stories: Fiction from The Atlantic Monthly, Contempory New England Short Stories, and Contemporary California Short Stories. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

God: Stories challenges the mind and exhilarates the soul. This is a superb collection of meditations on contemporary religious meaning.

What People are Saying About This

Kathleen Norris

A provocative and delightful tour through the varieties of religious experience.
— Author of Amazing Grace and Closter Walk

Susannah Heschel

Challenges the mind and exhilarates the soul. This is a superb collection of meditations on contemporary religious meaning.
— Author of Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity

James Carroll

God: Stories is a literary catechism, a true religious education, a fiction lover's book of common prayer.
— Author of An American Requiem

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jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories is a good balance in every imaginable way: new and well-known writers, across all major types of Judeo-Christian factions, exploring the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of religion. It offers a new perspective on the life of clergy and a fun look at the life of the congregation. I especially enjoyed: A Father's Story (Andre Dubus), God's Typhoon (John Hersey), The Question of Rain (William Hoffman), Idiots First (Bernard Malamud), The Retreat (Bobbie Ann Mason), Parker's Back (Flannery O'Connor), The Pure in Heart (Peggy Payne), The Rabbi in the Attic (Eilleen Pollack), Defender of the Faith (Philip Roth), and Made in Heaven (John Updike).